Clayton residents raise questions over the scope of the Centene project

CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – Centene continues to get push-back from Clayton residents regarding the company’s proposed development in downtown Clayton.

Monday night a meeting was held in the auditorium at Clayton High School to better accommodate the crowds, but ultimately whether this would be approved is up to elected officials here at city hall.

The project would transform downtown Clayton utilizing some areas where there is currently no construction.

The more than $750-million dollar expansion would create as many as 2,000 jobs paying as much as $73,000 a year.

Centene officials also say the construction would result in at least $4-million in annual payroll taxes for the state.

It's a deal many communities would welcome, and Clayton residents realize that, but many are also concerned that it is simply too big for their community.